TRG Motorsports Wins SPEED Performance Award for Mansfield Speed award Mooresville, N.C. (February 7, 2009) - TRG Motorsports won a SPEED Performance Award for the "Biggest Upset Rookie Beating the Vets" for their first win in the Camping World...
TRG Motorsports Wins SPEED Performance Award for Mansfield
Speed award Mooresville, N.C. (February 7, 2009) - TRG Motorsports won a SPEED Performance Award for the "Biggest Upset Rookie Beating the Vets" for their first win in the Camping World Truck Series at Mansfield Motorsports Park in Ohio last summer.
On the final lap TRG Motorsports driver Donnie Lia went into Turn 1 with his Chevrolet Silverado underneath leader David Starr's Toyota Tundra. Lia and Starr went into turn two side-by-side when Lia gave Starr a shove up the banking and went on to lead for the first time in the race and take the exciting win.
Kevin Buckler, TRG Motorsports team principal, accepted the award. "Wow this is totally unexpected and very cool. It was an exciting race and Donnie did a great job to bring home the win. It was old school short track style racing with a lot of bumping and banging over the last five laps. The entire TRG Motorsports team did a fantastic job!"
The Third Annual SPEED Performance Awards were supported by nearly 120,000 votes on SPEEDtv.com, with nine trophies being handed out to a wide variety of racers. Tommy Kendall and Krista Voda hosted the SPEED Performance Awards show which originally aired on Thursday, February 5th
The one-hour special will re-air:
- Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2:00 a.m. ET
- Friday, Feb. 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET
The win was the first for the team and was backed up by ten top ten finishes throughout the season.
The team is currently busy at Daytona International Speedway over the next two weeks running J.R. Fitzpatrick in the ARAC RE/MAX Series, J.R. will also drive the team's Camping World Series Truck and Mike Wallace will be driving the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS as the team attempts to make their first Daytona 500 start.